About us

Our goal is to provide customers with quality products and superior services. At work we follow the motto: "Everything we do must taste delicious!"

This year we celebrate our 26th year on the market. The Crocodille company has built a strong awareness in the fast food market and currently ranks among the leading European sandwich manufacturers. Our distribution centers provide a daily supply of fresh sandwiches to more than 3,600 retail customers, such as retailers, filling stations, hypermarkets & supermarkets, convenience stores, shops at transportation hubs, airline caterers, and vending machine operators; as well as sports, cultural & entertainment venues. In total, the company employs over 700 people.

Our manufacturing plant in Zizelice nad Cidlinou is a modern facility for the production of filled baguettes and sandwiches with five distribution centers in 4 countries and its own fleet of delivery vehicles. Besides our in-house industrial bakery, it also includes a meat processing unit. This facility is certified as compliant with all major European food standards, including IFS. Food safety and quality are of the utmost importance to Crocodille and represent the main benefits of our products. In November 2011, we made the strategic purchase of the German company Bakestreet--one of the most important plants for sandwich production in the country.

In addition to the production of packaged baguettes and sandwiches, the company operates a chain of nearly 30 branches of our own fast food concept offering fresh hot & cold top-quality baguettes in a modern, fast-casual environment Bageterie Boulevard.

 

HISTORY

  1. December 2016

    We opened a local office and distribution center of our fresh Crocodille product offering in Berlin, Germany. We entered the Serbian market. We opened a local office and distribution center in Spain. Our annual production is now over 30 million units. We have over 600 employees and our turnover hit 37.3 million Euros.

  2. November 2015

    Export expansion continues to new markets--Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia.

  3. May 2014

    Crocodille enters the Croatian market.

  4. September 2013

    The new York Deli brand product lines are introduced. Export to Slovenia begins. The Panini Retail line is launched.

  5. October 2012

    Export to Russia and Romania begins. Production of frozen panini begins. Crocodille defends its position among the Top 100 companies in the Czech Republic. Crocodille participates in its first ever trade fair at the Sandwich and Snack Trade Fair in Paris.

  6. May 2011

    Our position on the European market is strengthened. We acquire the German sandwich producer Bakestreet. We expand our product range to include our first hot meals--baked Panini in five flavor varieties.

  7. August 2009

    The second foreign branch is opened--a distribution center in Vienna. We expand our range to include the "Sladká tečka (Sweet Endings)" product line of desserts.

  8. March 2007

    The first step toward expansion into Europe. Opening of the first foreign branch--a distribution center in Budapest. The first sandwich to be sold abroad under the Crocodille brand is sold in Hungary.

  9. April 2002

    The Flood of 2002 – Crocodille is forced to leave Holešovice and move our production outside of Prague into our own facility--a previously purchased old canning factory in Žiželice in the Czech region of Kolín--which essentially means that we have to begin once again from the ground up.

  10. September 1999

    By the end of the 20th century, Crocodille was a stable company with a fully-functional modern assembly hall, its own bakery and more than 250 employees. The distribution centers in Prague and Brno supplied the whole country.

  11. March 1996

    An important milestone for us that at the same time dealt a huge blow to our competitors - we built and fully equipped our own small bakery directly connected to the assembly hall.

  12. August 1995

    Our first modern factory in Prague's Holešovice district witnesses the transformation of production from small-scale table-top delicacies to assembly-line production – representing a massive shift in our perception of productivity.

  13. April 1992

    Žižkov - our first own place for baguette production is called Žižkov Baguettes according to its location in the Žižkov district of Prague. The newly appearing networks of modern fuel stations become our newest customers.

  14. July 1991

    The first small car for the distribution of goods is purchased. Our original customer base, mostly night clubs, is expanded to include small grocery stores and kiosks.

  15. September 1990

    For the first time in his life, Peter becomes the strict employer of his classmates in the rented kitchen of a diner in Mala Strana and distributes his own “rolls” to the newly emerging nightlife and music clubs.

  16. August 1990

    As a 17-year-old student, founder of Crocodille company sells sandwiches to tourists in Prague's Mala Strana district as a part-time job.